Biel's old town

Famous for its charming alleys, beautiful facades and venerable corporate houses, the old town is a privileged place in the heart of the city of Biel.

Biel's old town
Biel's old town. © Tourismus Biel Seeland | Stefan Weber
The old town of Biel is alive, innovative and diverse.

Most visitors come to Biel expecting a 19th century industrial city. However, many are surprised to find a medieval core that is still preserved.

The old town has remained authentic and full of charm. Galleries, antique shops and small stores alternate with restaurants, theatres and cafés.

The lively and colourful fruits and vegetables market takes place several times a week on the Place du Bourg and is an appointment for many people from Biel.

Discover Biel's old town

Guided city tour | Explore the magical atmosphere of the historical old town, and discover Biel’s history and the most important places to visit.

Guided city tour | This city tour leads you in a somewhat unlike way through the old town and parts of the inner city.

Guided city tour | A combination of fun travel and historic sights of interest.

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In the heart of Biel’s old town: discover local products.

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Treats in Biel's old town

Restaurants | Restaurant and cultural meeting place where everybody’s taste is provided for.

Regional products | Chocolate specialities ranging from truffles and pralines to chocolate bars and from Seeland candies to the hugely successful chocolate cobblestones.

Restaurants | Selective Swiss dishes served in the beautiful, historic vaulted cellard.

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Fruit and vegetable market

The region’s largest fruit and vegetable market is held on picturesque Burgplatz square in the old town of Biel/Bienne.

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